Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 13, 2015.
North Korea uses anti-aircraft gun to execute defense chief
Intelligence from South Korea says that North Korea has executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range – reportedly for sleeping during an event attended by Kim Jong Un.
[Read more from Reuters]
Crashed Amtrak train was going twice speed limit
Preliminary data shows the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night was going 100 mph – twice the speed limit for the curve it was in. Seven people have been confirmed killed in the crash.
[Read more from CNN]
— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) May 13, 2015
CEOs earn 373 times amount of ordinary workers
CEOs listed on the AFL-CIO labor union pay database earned $13.5 million on average last year – 373 times more than the $36,000 per year paid to the average production and nonsupervisory worker. It's an increase of 16 percent from last year.
[Read more from USA Today]